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5 from 4 votes

Cheesy Beef Quesadillas

These Cheesy Beef Quesadillas will satisfy anyone's Mexican craving! Super quick to put together, loaded with fresh ingredients and lots of bold flavors. Create that restaurant favorite right in your own home!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time30 mins
Total Time40 mins
Course: Lunch
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: cheesy beef quesadillas, quesadilla recipe
Servings: 4
Calories: 920kcal
Author: Joanna Cismaru

Equipment

Ingredients

  • 1 lb ground beef
  • 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
  • 1/4 tsp pepper or to taste
  • 3 cloves garlic minced
  • 1 medium onion chopped
  • 1 tbsp taco seasoning
  • 2 tbsp tomato paste
  • 8 oz black beans drained and rinsed
  • 4 tsp olive oil
  • 4 large flour tortillas
  • 8 oz cheddar cheese shredded, white or yellow
  • 1 lime cut into wedges
  • 1 avocado chopped
  • 2 tbsp cilantro chopped

Instructions

  • Prepare beef: In a large skillet, over medium-high heat brown the beef, using a wooden spoon to break it into crumbles.
  • Combine toppings: Add the minced garlic and chopped onion to the skillet and cook for about 3 - 4 minutes or until softened. Next, add taco seasoning, tomato paste, black beans and 1 tbsp of water. Cook on medium-low for about 5 minutes.
  • Build quesadillas: Warm a large non-stick pan over medium heat with one teaspoon of oil. Place 1 tortilla into the pan and sprinkle cheese on half, followed by the beef mixture, then finished with more cheese. Fold the tortilla over and lightly fry on both sides until cheese is melted. Repeat with remaining tortillas.
  • Serve: Cut quesadillas into wedges and serve with lime wedges and avocado or sour cream and salsa.

Notes

  1. Quesadillas will last in the fridge for up to 4 days. If you want to extend the shelf life you can freeze the quesadillas for up to 2 months. A helpful tip for storage, is placing the quesadillas on parchment paper before putting into containers or wrapping will be beneficial when it comes time to reheat!

Nutrition

Calories: 920kcal | Carbohydrates: 56g | Protein: 45g | Fat: 58g | Saturated Fat: 23g | Cholesterol: 140mg | Sodium: 1108mg | Potassium: 1046mg | Fiber: 11g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 839IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 533mg | Iron: 6mg